Jermain Defoe reveals what convinced him to join Sunderland

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Jermain Defoe says that Sunderland's obvious desire to sign him was what convinced him to move to the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe says that he knew from his very first conversation with Gus Poyet that the Black Cats were desperate to sign him. 

Defoe joined Sunderland from FC Toronto last week and it appears that there were very few doubts in his mind over the transfer.

Although the deal took a while to complete, the 32-year-old forward said at a press conference today, with highlights posted on the club's Twitter feed, that he knew from the off he wanted the move to Wearside and that he has already settled in well. 

Defoe made his debut for his new club against Tottenham Hotspur and put in an encouraging display, even if he wasn't able to change their fortunes immediately. 

Sunderland lost the match against the North London outfit 2-1, but they were much improved and their new-found attacking style has been welcomed by supporters.

Poyet introduced a system which included two strikers, to accommodate Defoe, at White Hart Lane and the hope will be that their goals tally will increase as a result.

Sunderland have mustered up just 19 goals in their first 22 Premier League matches and they will be relying on Defoe to start hitting the back of the net to help this tally improve. 

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